U.S. national security conversations have traditionally focused on perceived foreign threats, such as a nuclear-ready Iran or North Korea. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have resulted in discrimination against brown people of Middle Eastern descent with law enforcement subjecting them to intense—and often illegal—surveillance. But recent mass shootings carried out by white supremacists against ethnic minorities and increases in hate crimes connected to President Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric have pushed presidential candidates to reframe the narrative on what terrorism is. It also tasks them with explaining how they plan on keeping the country safe from domestic white supremacists who have wide-ranging access to assault weapons. Indeed, the uptick of hate crimes during the Trump administration has compelled the Department of Homeland Security to add white supremacy to its list of national security threats. Advertisement The Root reviewed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s plans on how to combat white domestic terrorism with three national security experts to gauge how the 2020 candidates are tackling the issue. Harris’ plan includes instructing the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) to devote more resources to preventing white nationalist terrorism globally and seeking authority from Congress… Read full this story
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